Kutztown Borough Police Department blotter

Nov. 17, 2017

  • Police arrested Kevin Phan, 22 of Warminster, for public drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 200 block of W Main St.

Nov. 19, 2017

  • Police investigated a report of vandalism to a vehicle after it was reported that the driver and passenger side mirrors were broken following an incident that occurred at a residence in the 300 block of Constitution Boulevard.
  • After completing their investigation, police arrested Adam Krauter, 21, of Springfield; and Christopher Kane, 23, of Maple Glen, for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness following an incident that occurred in the 300 block of Fairview Drive.

Governor Mifflin graduate attends PRSSA National Conference

Julianna Whalen of Shillington, a strategic communications-public relations major in the Susquehanna University class of 2020, attended the 2017 National Conference of the Public Relations Student Society of America in Philadelphia earlier this year.

PRSSA is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Its members gain public relations knowledge through professional development opportunities. The organization helps students with networking, hands-on experience, finding an internship and completing university practicum requirements. PRSSA is made up of more than 10,000 students and advisers organized into more than 300 chapters across the United States.

The annual national conference gives students the chance to connect with their fellow peers and mentors while developing professional skills through motivating sessions and distinguished speakers.

Whalen is a 2015 graduate of Governor Mifflin High School; she is the daughter of Michael Whalen and Shari Whalen.

PREVIEW: Women’s Basketball Looks To Halt Two-Game Skid Against PSU Lehigh Valley; Free Admission with Canned Good

11/22/2017 | Women’s Basketball
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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The Kutztown University women’s basketball team will take on Penn State Lehigh Valley on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1 p.m. in a non-conference matchup at Keystone Arena.

For KU fans, free admission will be provided to the game with the donation of canned goods or non-perishable items.

Falling on tough times of late, the Golden Bears (2-3, 0-2 PSAC) have dropped their last two contests, suffering defeats to No. 10 California University (PA) and Slippery Rock University in a back-to-back on the road to open up Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action this past weekend. Slow starts combined with poor shooting doomed KU in each of these contests, trailing Cal 46-24 at the half and going behind 20-4 versus SRU at the end of the first quarter. Against staunch competition out west, Kutztown shot just 31 percent from the field and 24 percent from three, unable to find its shooting stroke in either affair.

A bright spot for the Maroon and Gold, however, was the play of both Kalee Fuegel and Jenna Widdicombe over the weekend. Widdicombe, who played 31 combined minutes against Cal and SRU, provided a spark off the bench, scoring nine points and collecting 12 rebounds, adding three steals in her first two PSAC games as a Golden Bear. Fuegel, whom has battled injuries throughout her career, scored a team-high 14 points, shooting 3-of-6 from long range, playing a season-high 26 minutes against Slippery Rock.

The freshman duo of Rylee Derr and Alexis Smith has led the way in the scoring department for the Maroon and Gold this season, averaging 11.0 ppg and 7.2 ppg, respectively. Derr and Smith have shot a combined 33.9 percent from distance, making seventeen total three-pointers.

Looking ahead to Penn State Lehigh Valley (3-1), a Division III affiliated opponent, Kutztown will see a very different team than when the two squads last met on Nov. 28, 2015, a one-sided 97-59 win for KU. Under head coach Lorie Khalil, PSU has improved in each of Kahlil’s three seasons and is coming off a 21-4 overall record last season and a second place finish at the USCAA National Championships. However, this season, the Nittany Lions have experienced a lot of roster turnover from last season and are relying on new faces to carry this year’s team to success. Couple those losses with the step up to Division II competition that PSU will experience against KU and keeping this game competitive will be a tall task for the Nittany Lions.

As a team, PSU likes to get out and run, scoring 84.0 ppg and shooting 46.8 percent from the field and a blistering 41.5 percent from deep. Hannah Bankes leads the way for the Nittany Lion offense, averaging 17.5 ppg and shooting 45.9 percent from long range with 17 made three-pointers in her first four games. Low-post presence, Ebony Sanders, also gets in on the scoring action with 14.8 ppg, and does a lot of the dirty work inside for PSU, leading the team with 6.8 rpg and 1.8 bpg, shooting at an efficient 53.2 percent. KU will have to continue its effective defensive play in this matchup, holding opponents to 65.6 ppg, ranking fifth in the PSAC in scoring defense.

Ridgeway Named USBWA NCAA Division II National Player of the Week

11/22/2017 | Men’s Basketball
KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University men’s basketball senior point guard Ethan Ridgeway added on to his weekly accolades, being voted the first U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week as announced Tuesdayafternoon.

After a three-game week last week where he averaged 31 ppg, 5.3 apg and 61.5% shooting from three-point range, Ridgeway was honored as the week two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Men’s Basketball Co-Athlete of the Week on Monday afternoon by the league office.

The West Chester, Pa. native scored a career-high 40 points against California (Pa.) last Saturday, Nov. 18 and then followed that up the next day with a 30-point, nine-assist effort at Slippery Rock.

Ridgeway is averaging 24.3 points per game (2nd in the PSAC) and eight assists per game (1st in the PSAC). In the season-opening win against Penn State Schuylkill, he broke his previous school record with 16 assists in a game.

Ridgeway holds the school-record for assists in a game (16), assists in a season (260) and assists in a career (497). He has 899 career points and is 101 shy of becoming the 26th player in program history to record 1,000 points, and is tied for ninth in program history with 281 career free-throws.

Kutztown (3-1 overall, 1-1 PSAC) returns to the court on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Jefferson University at 6 p.m.

University of the Sciences inducts Douglassville’s Alyssa Feairheller into Alpha Chi National Honor Society

University of the Sciences inducted 41 members into the USciences Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, during a special ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Alpha Chi is open to the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors in all majors except pharmacy and psychology/health psychology, who have their honor societies.

Alyssa Feairheller, a doctor of physical therapy student from Douglassville, was among the 41 newest members inducted into the University of the Sciences Pennsylvania Kappa Chapter of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, at a special ceremony held Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.

During the ceremony, inductees were introduced by their faculty advisers or department chairs who highlighted each student’s accomplishments.

At USciences, Alpha Chi is open to the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors in all majors except pharmacy, who are eligible for Rho Chi; and psychology/health psychology, who are eligible for Psi Chi.

Nursing professionals to pursue technology integration at Alvernia University

Healthcare Informatics track offered through university’s MSN program

A new Healthcare Informatics track is now available to students pursuing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degrees at Alvernia University. The university is offering a free lunchtime webinar on Tues., Dec. 5 to answer questions about adult and graduate nursing programs.

Alvernia’s accredited Master of Science in Nursing degree program is designed for professional nurses who are seeking new heights in an ever-expanding healthcare field. Healthcare Informatics track graduates are primed to be integral leaders of technology integration and key decision-makers in changing healthcare systems. Students develop key theoretical and skill competencies in professional practice informatics, regulations, system design life cycle, data management and healthcare technology.

Healthcare Informatics complements the university’s two existing MSN tracks: Nursing Education, for nurses seeking a shift to teaching careers, and Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Administration, for those who strive to develop qualities and skills for nursing leadership.

The university’s flexible scheduling and three semesters available throughout the calendar year allow its MSN students to continue working in clinical practice settings while steadily moving toward obtaining degrees. Alvernia’s MSN courses combine a hybrid of web-based and live classroom work, with professors drawn from diverse nursing fields.

Ridgeway Named PSAC East Men’s Basketball Co-Athlete of the Week

11/20/2017 | Men’s Basketball
PSAC Release

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University men’s basketball senior Ethan Ridgeway combined to score 70 points in two games last weekend, and in doing so, was named the week two Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Men’s Basketball Co-Athlete of the Week on Monday afternoon by the league office.

Ridgeway tallied a career-high 40 points in an 89-87 defeat at California (Pa.) on Saturday, Nov. 18. He was the third KU player in program history to score 40 points in a game. Ridgeway followed that up with a 30-point, nine-assist performance in an 86-72 victory at Slippery Rock the next day, Sunday, Nov. 19. He played 75 of a total of 80 minutes over the course of the two games.

Ridgeway is averaging 24.3 points per game (2nd in the PSAC) and eight assists per game (1st in the PSAC).

The West Chester, Pa. native holds the school-record for assists in a game (16), assists in a season (260) and assists in a career (497). He has 899 career points and is 101 shy of becoming the 26th player in program history to record 1,000 points.

Ridgeway is tied for ninth in program history with 281 career free-throws. He has made 21-of-21 from the charity-stripe the last two games.

It is the second league honor for Ridgeway, who was voted the PSAC East Athlete of the Week in Feb. of last season.

Tyrell Long of West Chester University shares the honor as co-athlete of the week.

Kutztown (3-1 overall, 1-1 PSAC) returns to the court on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Jefferson University at 6 p.m.

Kutztown Voted 10th in Latest Regional Poll

11/20/2017 | Men’s Basketball
KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The Kutztown University men’s basketball team split its first two games of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) schedule last weekend, and Monday morning, was voted 10th in the latest Division Two Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA) Atlantic Region poll.

The Golden Bears (3-1 overall, 1-1 PSAC) fell four spots this week, coming in at sixth in last week’s poll.

KU dropped its conference opener at California (Pa.) University 89-87 on Saturday, Nov. 18, but bounced back the following day to defeat Slippery Rock University 86-72.

Senior guard Ethan Ridgeway led the team in scoring both games, tallying a career-high 40 points

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Golden Bears Finish Sixth, Qualify Nine at Final Day of F&M Invitational

11/19/2017 | Women’s Swimming
Full Meet Results

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Kutztown University women’s swimming team capped a successful weekend of competition at the F&M Invitational with a sixth-place finish in the team standings and placing nine competitors into the finals session.

Finals Recap
Claire Frank posted her third top-ten event finish of the weekend, claiming the tenth position in the 200-IM with a time of 2:13.56. The Emmaus-prep added the 200-IM to the 400-IM and 100-back as the trio of events which Frank finished in the top-ten at F&M.

A quartet of Golden Bears qualified for the 500-free finals, of which Lindsay Brenneman led the way with a time of 5:15.47 followed by Kara Jones (5:26.68), Gab Louden (5:27.52) and Katerina Parowski (5:30.34).

Madi Bleiler and Jocelyn Seidt finished within one second of one another in the 200-back, touching the wall with times of 2:15.35 and 2:16.37, respectively.

In the 100-free, Katerina Parowski and Alison McLaughlin competed in the C-Final with Parowski, taking the top spot, finishing 17th-overall with a time of 54.65.

Kutztown had one swimmer in each of the B and C-Finals in the 100-breast with Bridget Perdoch and

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Men’s Basketball Bounces Back With First Conference Win at Slippery Rock

11/19/2017 | Men’s Basketball | Box Score
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – For the second time in the last two days, senior Ethan Ridgeway led the Kutztown University men’s basketball team in scoring, and KU bounced back for its first loss of the season the day before to defeat Slippery Rock University 86-72 Sunday afternoon at Morrow Field House in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action.

The Golden Bears (3-1 overall, 1-1 PSAC) won their first conference game, one day after suffering their first setback of the season, falling 89-87 on Saturday at California (Pa.).

Ridgeway tallied 30 points and added nine assists in the win over the Rock, topping the 30-point mark for the second straight game, after scoring a career-high 40 points versus the Vulcans. He went 11-for-11 at the free-throw line and is 25-of-26 (96.0%) at the charity stripe this season.

Anthony Lee recorded 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field, and also came away with

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